Join a supportive community that can help you quit for good!
Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
Hi, Seven months QUIT now. Feeling good. I still have a thing for carrots! Got a lot easier as of late, no or zero temptation. Wishing you all the best.
I have seen "day one" several times and I hope this is the last "day one" I live through. The day has not been too bad as I have kept busy enough and reading from this site has helped me a lot. Everyone else can do it, so I can too!!! People smoking more than I can quit and are successful at it. Cheers to all of you that are succeeding. This is the first time I even thought about posting somethin...
28 days today amazing grace 🙏❤️
One month down (28 day technically). I haven't logged back on here in the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to see people like Jess still staying strong. 28 days ago I was an absolute wreck. Smoking nearly 2 packs a day for 12 years to quitting cold turkey was rough. But now that's its been a month, and 1,000% easier, I love how I feel now.
For a recap, I binged jolly ranchers, Netflix, vi...
Hello my quit forum friends, how are you all? It has been a while since I have posted, but I do like to pop in and hear about every ones experiences. Many of you have been long timers like Happiness et al, who give 100% support to all the newcomers, to all those who might be struggling and also to those like myself who have been quit for a longer period. In saying that I would like to send a spe...
I have tried in the past to quit. Found that chantix was not the answer maybe cause i was expecting it to help me quit. Truth is you have to want to quit. There is no easy way to do it. Commitment and strength will be what we all need. Good luck to all on this site.
It’s been over 24 hours since I’ve quit cold turkey. But of a struggle and I don’t know how long it will last. Used to smoke 10 a day, let’s hope this lasts.
I never thought I could reach this milestone with such little discomfort and mental anguish. Feeling totally amazed and grateful to be 21 days smoke free. Happy Sunday everyone ❤️
17 Days smoke free cold turkey🙌🙏❤️
Once I realized how much I’ve been lied to by “the powers that be”, I have been free. Today is Day... hmm don’t even know... I quit on April 28th... not one puff, not one gum, not one vape, totally cold turkey...smoked for...hmm... 50-14... whatever that is... don’t want to get caught up in “numbers”.... I’ve put on a few pounds which is ok with me and I’m aware of it.... I’ve noticed my energy i...
Day 14 smoke free AMAZING 🙏❤️🙏❤️
Day 11 being a nonsmoker 🙏🌅❤️ I am quietly amazed at how the days roll by and it just keeps getting easier and effortless. Have a magical day everybody 🌅🙏❤️
Day 12 lol. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it this far. I have made a few changes since my last post, I am returning back to my normal daily routines, such as chores and outside activities. I am still not tracking my food intake, allowing myself to pretty much eat whatever I want. My plan is at my 21 day mark of quitting I will return back to the gym and start eating right again. I f...
Today is day 8 cold turkey. Mostly I am adjusting very well to being a non smoker. Now and again I will have a strong craving however it usually passes quickly. When I am experiencing a strong craving I remind myself that mostly I don't think that much about smoking and when I do it passes very quickly 😊
So Stopping nicotene this time has been very different from other quit attempts that I've made over the years..
One of the keys to my current success has been reading alot about other people's stories - their success, their challenges, insight and experience.
I also joined online forums. So good to feel supported and to feel that i was not alone! When i was feeling sick and tired during with...
Thank you to everyone that commented on my post yesterday. I appreciate that you take time out of your day to share thoughts, experiences, and encouragement. Please note that I am not a "throw my positive energy out in the universe type of person." I want to share my true feelings, my true struggles, and hope that my honesty helps others the way that other people honesty is helping me.
Day 6 smoke free cold turkey. I have more moments in the day not thinking about wanting to smoke than thinking about wanting to smoke however when the thoughts to smoke come they can almost feel like a compulsion I can't fight what a lie that is. There are so many reasons why I love being a non smoker and not 1 reason to smoke. I will stay strong not one puff ever😊Have a great day everyone 🌅
I got a reminder on my phone today that I was 150 days clean off cigarettes and alcohol. But I think on checking this site it’s actually 144.
After my last post I hit a really difficult period with the “junkie thinking”, autumn had settled in, it was getting cooler and I couldn’t put my finger on why on EARTH with all the benefits I was feeling why I was constantly thinkin...
First week recap:
Status: Married, 3 kids(9,7,3)
My wife is a non-smoker, hates that I smoke, and is pretty much taking charge with everything while I become useless and suffer through the withdraws. She's very supportive, and gave me the okay to pretty much do anything that I needed to stop smoking.
I'm 32 years old.
I smoke about a pack and a half - 2 packs a day.
Longest time I've quit ...
Day 4 smoke free done. It's starting to feel like I'm a nonsmoker. Still aways to go but slowly getting their.
Today is my 6 year and 1 day anniversary of being quit. Too busy trying to squander the $55 000 saved from the ash tray. (Not much luck there.) Nearly forgot! On these annual anniversaries, I think of those who responded to my posts and encouraged me when this quit journey had just started and was all so new to me. I hope the early responders are still smoke free. And, may all those just starting...
Day 3 smoke free completed. Off to bed early, anything to help make it easier.
Its been 6 months today, still as dedicated as when i started. Breathing easier, more energy. Cant picture myself going back to smoking any time soon. Stay headstrong.
Day 2 smoke free. Whenever my head tells me to have a cigarette I do the opposite 🧘😊
Well I never thought I'd be here again but life happens! Once again I've fallen off the bandwagon and this is attempt number six. Since 2015 I had quit successfully for over a year, then slipped up and started smoking again. I got it back together again and quit for 3 months leading up to covid, then during lockdown I slipped up and before you know it I was hooked once again. I became a secret sm...
This it the 3rd week and I must say i was happy in the first 2 weeks to not smoke. But boredom and lack of anything to so set in and i bought a pack and another in the 3rd week. I found out i don't enjoy it as much but unable to stay away.
I was performing better at the gym and my runs but now feels like I am tossing it away.
Any tips or tricks to quit buying a pack and staying that...
Cravings come and go so fast you get over them and then wonder what it is all about.
The big fuse of smoking.
If you can get on the other side of a craving which is a mear thought really then you will succeed
If you are determined to become a non smoker then you will.
Getting easier to over come cravings.. ✅✅😁😊😊💪
Hi guys, so proud and happy to announce I have achieved 1 year smoke free life.. It's hard to believe, that I was able to manage to stay smoke free even all circumstances called life.. But I did it and I do not regret anything, I’m just happy and I learnt a lot during this way.. Learnt about myself, how to live peacefully, easy and recognise just important things in my life and focus on them.. I ...
I just wanted to share my experience of quitting smoking. Don't know why but today I have a lot of anxiety. First let me tell you my quit day was rather forced on me. I had a hart attack on 15 April. No surgery needed, 3 stints in me now. I had been a smoker for a solid 30 years (I'm 55 and live in the US) and smoked a 1/2 pack a day for the last 8 years. After no smokes for the first 5 day...
I’m letting you know that I’m down to 4 again it has been hard for me the past few days but I no it’s not going to be easy at all. Can I ask who uses Quitline
Day 159 and still going strong. Holding out for when I make it 6 months. had 4 lapses during the 6 months. Determined to quit now. Had a problem with my sinuses along the way, getting better now. Best of luck everyone!
Hey guys, I was reading many various testimonies and I thought I should join the forum and share my experiences while making sure I stay on track. It’s been roughly past a month since I quit smoking. It has been a rollercoaster and I had many challenges especially on the withdrawals side. I had them all and they hit hard, I’m glad I stood by my decision and kept strong because the symptoms don’t ...
When cutting down, if I smoke half a cigarette now and the other half later is it classed as one or two cigarettes?
Asalaam O Alaikum everyone, I have successfully complete 9 months as non-smoker.
Good time and bad time is a part of life, Smoking in bad time is just like, you see an alligator and close your eyes, and think that you are safe.
I would like to suggest following things to get rid of stress.
- Dont lie to others for your benefits, always speak truth. One day, you will get better than what y...
I just and just want to quit!!!
Six months is a pretty good milestone
Never thought that I would make it this far...
I think this place and a lot of YOU had alot to do with me succeeding
I take it one day at a time .. but its gotten a lot easier as time has passed
Can’t wait for the 12 month milestone
Tried champix last year, went 4 weeks cold Turkey no cigarettes so decided I could stop taking the champix aswell cold Turkey
Was the worst decision of my life, have had severe panic attacks and anxiety for the last 12 months. Had to be medicated for it to subside, now that I have recovered im going to try vaping to quit smoking, day one starts tomorrow, with me luck !
I have set my quit date for tomorrow 17 May 2021. I am feeling anxious and terrified.
I'm 57 and have smoked for many years. Last August I quit for 4 months cold turkey. Withdrawals for the first week then I was fine. Crap happened and I started smoking again.
I don't smoke during the day. I exercise regularly, eat good food, no junk food, ok maybe the odd packet of chips here and there,...
I have noted while browsing as a guest that a user called Happiness has had next to no nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Whilst this is fantastic for her, I would just like to point out that posting ad nauseum that 'it's 'all about mindset'' isn't really helpful and can even be harmful. There are real physiological reasons why people who quit experience the symptoms that they do due to the neuroolog...
This site has been my safe spot for so long. First time I seriously menaged to quit for couple of years was thanks to this place. In March last year I quit again but this time there is no more urge for cigarette, this time I feel to be cleand from nasty habit I enjoy being healthier than before. I hope I will never be tempted again, but definitely there is a right moment for everything in the wor...
After a few attempts at quitting, I’ve read Allan Carr’s book (for the third time over a number of years) and today is my quit day. I hope I can do it this time.
Well, 5 months now and going strong. Love my music, helps a lot. The savings have been huge and i can never go back, i know this. Here's to six months coming up, doesn't time fly.
This is one of my many attempts to quit smoking. Last year during the same time i managed to do it for 2 months and then i succumbed to the cravings. This year i have again started this process from scratch. its been 4 weeks since i quit. initial period were very tough especially the morning cravings and after office hours craving. However, i focused only on the benefit parts. I ensured that i d...
I am now 207 days smoke free.
After 43 years of 30 - 40 per day I was diagnosed with heart problems and had a quadruple bypass.
I went onto nicotine replacement therapy before the operation and tried hard (I thought) to stop, truth be told I smoked up to the day of my operation.
Apon waking up they put me back on the patches, but I decided to go cold turkey - just rip the bandaid off so to spe...
hi everyone. i am on my tenth day and feeling very strong regarding the quit and rare cravings. however, in the night i wake with full anxiety physical symptoms, no cravings. wave of nausea, heart fast, chet pain, panicky. has anyone else had this and did it last long/what did you do?
NRT and avoiding smokers and pubs
Hello, i quit for 6weeks already, right now, im experiencing fast heart rate and tiredness. Is there anyone having this symptomps also? Is this because of nicotine withdrawal?
Brought 14 patches and a fair bit of gum. The cost of tobacco has gone up 40 bucks since I left. Seems sensible to keep it going after we're released in the wild.. 10 days to go!!
Pls help. I'd done really well no ciggies for 2 days then found one in my car this morning. Damn it I smoked it. I feel so bad and so disappointed with myself. How do you stop that 1st thing in the morning habit ????
Join now and Share your story it’s free!